If the thought of drinking clay seems incomprehensible, then you might want to think again.
Clay is one of the most effective and gentle natural detox products you will find today and drinking clay regularly can be one of the most important parts of your health regime.
Here are 6 important reasons why you should be drinking clay regularly:
Eliminates toxins from the body.
Drinking quality clay naturally eliminates toxins and this keeps us healthy. If you want to embark on a healthy detox program, it helps to start with a daily regime of drinking activated green clay.
If you live in a big city or town, chances are you are exposed to thousands of different chemicals every single day. Even the healthiest among us are not immune to the many hidden toxins in our environment.
These chemicals and toxins come from various sources.
Our Food – Much of our mass-produced food is highly processed. Chemicals and substances are added to our foods to improve taste, longevity, appeal. We are exposed to pesticides on our plant food and our animal products may be subject to preservatives.
Cosmetics and Personal Care products – a lot of our cosmetics and personal care products include chemicals such as Sodium Laureth Sulphate, parabens, bleachers, artificial flavours – all designed to improve shelf life, supposed effectiveness and appeal.
Environment – Pollutants from cars, machinery, manufacturing and agriculture end up in our air, waterways, landfills and earth.
How does this impact my body?
Our bodies have an efficient inbuilt system for eliminating toxins. However, when chemicals build up faster than they can be eliminated, this can result in toxic overload, and this in turn results in a range of symptoms. These symptoms include muscular aches and pains, chronic fatigue, stiffness in joints and mental fogginess. Digestive issues such as bloating, flatulence, acidity and reflux can also result.
Green Marine clay binds to toxins, chemicals, parasites and heavy metals and eliminates them from your body, as it moves through your digestive tract.
Drinking clay daily will help you to eliminate these toxins more effectively from your body.
2. Clay powerfully cleanses the digestive system and improves the body’s ability to absorb key nutrients.
Clay has a powerful ability to cleanse the digestive system.
A healthy body depends largely on an efficient digestive system that promotes the absorption of key nutrients.
The digestive system is a complex and sophisticated system responsible for breaking down the food you eat into a form that can be easily absorbed by your bloodstream. Poor digestion, overeating, eating the wrong kinds of food, and an increasing exposure to man-made chemicals, can interfere with this absorption. The better your digestive system works, the more effectively vitamins, minerals and trace elements are absorbed by the body.
3. Drinking Clay replenishes essential minerals
As clay moves through the body’s digestive tract, it enables the absorption of essential minerals and trace elements by the body, and this makes it a cost-effective and efficient way mineralising the body. The essential minerals include: Magnesium for healthy muscles, strong bones and teeth and a healthy heart; Silica for radiant and glowing skin, flexible joints; and strong healthy hair, as well as increasing the benefits of calcium, vitamin D, and Glucosamine for healthy bones; Iron for healthy blood and a strong immune system; and Calcium for healthy bones and teeth, as treating PMS and supporting an alkaline body, minimizing inflammation and chronic disease.
4. Improves energy levels
By absorbing toxins and eliminating them from the body, drinking clay daily helps to improve the function of critical organs such as the liver, kidney and the lymphatic system. The more efficient these organs are then the less energy is wasted in eliminating excess toxins, resulting in more natural energy and vitality.
5. Anti-ageing properties of clay help to stimulate healthy cell growth
Clay has powerful anti-ageing properties. When ingested, clay promotes a positive state of health and well being. Its high negative ionic charge enables the clay to attract, absorb and eliminate toxins, thereby reducing free radicals.
Free radicals age us and contribute to disease. As oxidants, free radicals age our bodies and cells. By eliminating free radicals, marine clay helps to keep us youthful.
6. Clay’s alkaline pH helps to balance the body.
Taking marine clay internally is about promoting an alkaline pH. This is important because a body that is too acidic can become inflammatory and result in chronic pain and disease. While a typical western diet involves foods that are highly acidic, for example, meat, alcohol, sugar, refined carbohydrates and saturated fats, our metabolic processes depend on an alkaline environment. A system that is chronically acidic corrodes body tissue and can interrupt cellular activities and functions.
Maintaining an alkaline system is very important to good health. This requires the intake of a lot of alkaline foods such as green and leafy vegetables. Drinking activated marine clay regularly assists with promoting a more alkaline body, and all it takes is one glass a day.
As with any supplements, some precautions apply if you are taking specific medications. Consult your doctor or naturopath if you have any questions about specific medications.
Directions for Use:-
Using a non-metal spoon, just add 1 teaspoon of clay to a glass of filtered water, let stand for 10 minutes and drink the water on an empty stomach, leaving behind the clay residue. If you are hesitant about the sediment, you can prepare the clay water the night before.
The clay water has a slight earthy, yet pleasant taste.
If you are taking medications or supplements, wait between 30 minutes – 1 hour before taking these. If you are unsure, check with your pharmacist, GP or naturopath how long it takes for your specific medications or supplements to be absorbed by the body.